How does one forgive?

Isn’t it hard to forgive someone who has wronged us? Especially when the person doesn’t even recognize the pain they have caused?

Forgiveness is a process, one that begins with a declaration that we are willing to trust God with our pain and the person who wronged us, but then it’s a continual movement toward that trust as the feelings of our wounds arise.

We have to continue to remind ourselves that we are walking it out and asking God to help us through this process.

How does one forgive when the wound is still open?

One of the things I have my clients do is write a letter to the person they need to forgive, have them read it out loud, and then dispose of it.

This forgiveness process is not about the person who caused the hurt, but about freeing you. To constantly go to the one who can genuinely heal that wound, God.

Walk this journey with me, and let’s choose to forgive, even if that means to forgive yourself. Choose to walk in your freedom today.

It takes courage to forgive, and it’s not a sign of weakness, no matter how loud the wounds or scars are screaming at you. It’s not about justice but your freedom.

Who do you need to forgive today? As you were reading this, who came to mind?

Choose to walk in your freedom today.

Carrier’s of Hope,

Sandy Cortes

Breathing Hope One Life at a Time!

What you went through was not about you!

Sometimes in life things happen that are out of our control. Painful events like losing a loved one, a divorce, a traumatic experience. Those things shape, mold and change who we were called to be.

We sit in those dark hours alone, devastated wondering why or how and try to make sense of it all. Maybe still in a state of shock and not know how to process what’s occurred.

I have had many of those painful events occur throughout my life. For the longest time I remained angry and stuck wondering why this happened.

Then one day a light bulb went off and I realized this pain was not just for me to endure. I had to face those hard things and allow forgiveness and healing to take place within my heart and mind.

I began to realize that I was called to help others with their pain and come alongside to help guide them and not remain stuck. To breathe hope and help them with their disbelief of fighting the good fight. No matter what has happened in their life.

I want to encourage you to not lose hope. I’m not sure what you are facing. But I want to speak hope into your situation and let you know that your going to make it. One day you will share your story with another individual that comes across your path and you will let them know your story and how you made it through.

Believe, Believe, Believe,

Maybe what YOU went through was not about you.

Carriers of Hope,

Sandy Cortes

Breathing Hope one Life at a Time!